dosage

noun
dos·​age | \ ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio) \

Definition of dosage

1a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent
b(1) : the giving of a dose
(2) : regulation or determination of doses
3 : an exposure to some experience in or as if in measured portions

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Legislators at the time argued that there was no medical benefit to smoking, that dosage levels were difficult or impossible to measure, and that the benefits of marijuana could just as easily be gotten in other forms. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Should medical marijuana patients be allowed to smoke their stuff?," 6 June 2018 That combination of lower dosage and swift uptake may offer a distinct advantage over electrical-stimulation brain implants. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Implantable brain device could stop epileptic seizures in their tracks," 29 Aug. 2018 Those studies have found anxiety-reducing effects but only at midlevel dosages, in the range of 10 to 20 mg per kg. Dan Nosowitz, Vox, "The super-popular cannabis compound, explained.," 1 Nov. 2018 My body is getting a high dosage of vitamins and minerals and fluids that it's never experienced — 3,500 milligrams of vitamin C coursing from the IV. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Feeling the drip, drip, drip of the mobile IV craze," 13 June 2018 Treatment almost always involves medication, but effective drugs and dosages vary widely by individual. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "14 Facts About Bipolar Disorder That Everyone Should Know," 27 Sep. 2018 Symptoms are usually more severe as your dosage increases. Kimberly Truong, SELF, "11 Side Effects of Antipsychotics You Should Know About," 7 Dec. 2018 First off, Hiram seems to be running the show here too: Betty sees him show up to exchange some mysterious envelopes with Sister Woodhouse, the nun overseeing the patients’ fizzle rock dosage. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Betty's In Serious Trouble on This Week's Riverdale," 6 Dec. 2018 In an interview, Pirner also suggested the drug could be helpful in some settings where doctors are attempting to reduce opioid dosages. Lev Facher, STAT, "In a first, FDA approves drug meant to mitigate symptoms of opioid withdrawal," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of dosage

circa 1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of dosage was circa 1867

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dosage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dosage

: the amount of a medicine, drug, or vitamin that should be taken at one time or regularly during a period of time

dosage

noun
dos·​age | \ ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio) \

Medical Definition of dosage

1a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent (as a gene)
b(1) : the giving of a dose
(2) : regulation or determination of doses

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